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The Snake Oil of “Who Lost Iraq?”

Conservatives fume over Obama's popular pullout from a foolish war, but don't understand what really happened, writes Matt Duss.

By Matthew Duss | Friday, February 3, 2012

Talking to the Muslim Brotherhood (Finally)

If the United States is serious about democracy promotion in Egypt, talks with the Muslim Brotherhood is an important, albeit risky, move, argues Matthew Duss.

By Matthew Duss | Thursday, January 12, 2012

Update: The Iraq War Ledger

Matthew Duss and Peter Juul look at the human, financial, and strategic costs of the U.S. intervention in Iraq as the last of our troops pull out.

By Matthew Duss and Peter Juul | Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Diplomacy Best Option in Dealing with Iran’s Nuclear Aims

Matthew Duss explains why diplomacy remains the most effective way to protect the United States and strengthen international resolve toward changing Iran's behavior and constraining its nuclear development.

By Matthew Duss | Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Beating the Diplomacy Drums On Iran

Matthew Duss says the International Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran’s nuclear ambitions should strengthen international resolve.

By Matthew Duss | Thursday, November 10, 2011

Diplomacy, Not Military Force, Should Be Our Track with Iran

Matthew Duss documents the Obama administration’s successful international engagement on Iran and how the failed assassination plot illustrates the rogue state’s frailty.

By Matthew Duss | Thursday, October 20, 2011

Horowitz and Spencer’s Islamophobia

Matthew Duss rebukes attacks in the National Review on the Center for American Progress's paper documenting right-wing fearmongering.

By Matthew Duss | Wednesday, October 19, 2011

An Escalation by Iran?

Matthew Duss examines the ramifications of charges that Iran is behind a recent assassination attempt on the Saudi ambassador to the United States.

By Matthew Duss | Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Iran Negotiations Have Been a Force Multiplier

Matt Duss on the benefits of negotiations with Iran.

By Matthew Duss | Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Backgrounder on the Palestinians’ Bid For Statehood at the United Nations

article icon Issue Brief Matthew Duss and Alyse Prawde outline the Palestinian push for U.N. membership, what that process entails, the likely results of a U.N. vote, and the major players involved in this issue.

By Matthew Duss and Alyse Prawde | Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What Do Palestinians Think of the U.N. Bid?

Matthew Duss reports on public opinion in Palestine on the leadership’s push for membership at the United Nations.

By Matthew Duss | Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Arab Spring and Palestine

Matthew Duss explains in the Near East Quarterly that the Israel-Palestine conflict is still a big issue in the region despite the ongoing revolutions.

By Matthew Duss | Monday, September 12, 2011

Fear, Inc.

book_alt2 icon Report A look at the Islamophobia network that profoundly misrepresents Islam and American Muslims in the United States.

By Wajahat Ali, Eli Clifton, Matthew Duss, Lee Fang, Scott Keyes, and Faiz Shakir | Friday, August 26, 2011

The Martyr State Myth

Matthew Duss on the flaws of Iran's "martyr state" myth.

By Matthew Duss | Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ratcheting Up Pressure on Syria’s Assad

The Obama administration’s calibrated pressure on the embattled dictator is drawing regional allies into the effort to help the Syrian people.

By Matthew Duss | Thursday, August 18, 2011